DLTK's Crafts for Kids
Egg Carton Bat Craft
This is one of those crafts that I made as a young girl and have had
fun passing on to my children. You can make a whole bunch of them
and hang them up for spooky decorations.
This is one of those projects that looks even better in real life than it
does in photos!
- egg carton (the paper type, not the styrofoam type).
- black paint (we used acrylic) and paintbrush.
- white paper (just a small scrap will do).
- Optional: wiggly eyes.
- Optional: a sharp pencil, needle or nail.
- Optional: thread.
- Cut a line of three egg carton cups.
- This can be done by children age 10+, but younger
children will require adult assistance with this step.
- Cut a U shape from the front and back of each of the
edge egg carton cups. Again, younger children will
need help from someone older.
- I draw a line lightly with a pencil so that when I'm
battling the egg carton with the scissors, I don't have to
think about where I should be cutting.
- You will end up with something that looks like this!
- If you're doing this project with young children, you
can prep the craft up to this stage before you invite them
to join you.
Paint the egg carton with black paint, inside and out.
This step can be done by kids of all ages.
- Let dry.
Glue wiggly eyes onto the center cup.
- Strangely, I find this is easier the younger you are.
Preschoolers with their tiny fingers seem to be good with
- If you don't have wiggly eyes, just cut or punch two
circles from white paper and use those.
Cut two tiny triangles from a scrap of white paper and
glue them on below the eyes.
Optional: poke a couple of holes in the top of the
bat and thread a piece of thread or string through to hang
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